1999 Ausone Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color a compelling bouquet of licorice minerals black and blueberry liqueur extraordinary delineation high tannin superb extract and phenomenal richness all are the... Is the 1999 Ausone the wine of the vintage? Dense purple color a compelling bouquet of licorice minerals black and blueberry liqueur extraordinary delineation high tannin superb extract and phenomenal richness all are the stuff of a legend. This wine seems impossible to have emerged from a vintage like 1999. Proprietor Alain Vauthier produced only 20000 bottles because he eliminated one-fourth of the tiny crop. The result is out-and-out fabulous but the wine needs 12-15 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Offers opulent aromas of meat toasty oak and ripe berries almost roasted in character. Full-bodied with chewy tannins but a rich and dried fruit aftertaste. Shows lots of new wood. Amazing concentration here. Endless wine... Offers opulent aromas of meat toasty oak and ripe berries almost roasted in character. Full-bodied with chewy tannins but a rich and dried fruit aftertaste. Shows lots of new wood. Amazing concentration here. Endless wine for the vintage. Still needs time.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Best after 2011. -JS
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2002
Full medium ruby. Aromas of plum syrup spice cake minerals Valrhona chocolate and tobacco. Sweet suave and fairly full in the mouth with strong underlying minerality. Finishes subtle and persistent with dusty even tannins... Full medium ruby. Aromas of plum syrup spice cake minerals Valrhona chocolate and tobacco. Sweet suave and fairly full in the mouth with strong underlying minerality. Finishes subtle and persistent with dusty even tannins and some new oak showing.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1999